Gaming grant puts more Clearwater youth in skates

The Raft Mountain Skating Club of Clearwater has received $8,050 from the province’s Community Gaming Grants program.

The Raft Mountain Skating Club of Clearwater has received $8,050 from the province’s Community Gaming Grants program.

The club will use the funds for its skating lessons programs.

“There are few things more ‘Canadian’ than learning to skate,” Kamloops-North Thompson MLA Terry Lake said. “This grant will allow more young people in Clearwater to learn this great, healthy activity that encourages life-long physical fitness.”

“These funds will ensure the Raft Mountain Skating Club can continue to offer skating lessons to the community at an affordable level, thereby keeping it accessible to everyone,” Raft Mountain Skating club treasurer Chris Kreke said. “With few amenities for youth in our small town, it is important to offer the learn-to-skate programs to our youth to keep them active and involved.”

Every year, the provincial government approves $135 million in gaming grants that benefit more than 5,000 local non-profit organizations that serve communities throughout British Columbia.

Organizations interested in applying for Community Gaming Grants can find information and applications at pssg.gov.bc.ca/gaming

Clearwater Times

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